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internet explorer error messages but can still use the links

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Hi everyone! I downloaded windows XP service pack 2 recently and I installed all the updates. When I double click on the internet explorer icon (IE 6) from desktop, it tries to open up my homepage and then displays an error message: Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience, etc. When I looked at the error signature from the error message it says: AppName: iexplore.exe ModName: wininet.dll. For some reason, my homepage did load up but I still got the same error message AND I could still navigate on that website, as in, I could click on the links and it would take open up a new window for the link and there'd be no error messages. I even typed in different websites in thee original window that opened my homepage. So in essence, I could still surf the web even tho I still got the error message. I just placed the errror message on the task bar so as to not take up space on the screen. However, when I double click on the IE icon again from desktop (I still have the original window opened), I get the same error message and it won't even open my homepage. I go to the task manager and dwwin.exe always shows up. I delete that process so that the error message and the second window i opened when double clicking on the IE icon, are gone. Is it a problem with dwwin.exe or wininet.dll or something else?? PLEASE HELP!!! THANKS IN ADVANCE
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Hi Imatey, Welcome to Geeks To Go!!!!
i am sorry for the REALY slow response time we have been somewhat overloaded(not as overloaded as the malware forum, but then agian we only have a few helpers in here). :tazz:
ok now on to your problem, i whould like you to update IE with both of the updates from microsoft. if you are still having issues after those updates please try the following fix:
and if neither one of those fixes your problem (unlikely) post back so that i can give you a little more support and get this browser working again.

also i know that if i dont say it now one of my collegues will, here in the inernet and browsers fourm, whenever someone complains of a problem in IE it is almost garunteed one of the helpers will suggest the user should switch to firefox. and so i whould like to suggest that to you. firefox is more secure, and faster. and FREE. but if you whoudl like to stick with IE, i totaly understand.

hope this is helpful,
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Internet Explorer is an important part of XP, and if there is a problem with it, it needs to be fixed. Firefox is not more secure or faster than IE, and is only a work-around.

Because of that wininet message, I think you should go to the malware forum first:

If they certify your comp as clean, post back to this thread.
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